1963 X -Men Football Team
1963 X -Men Football Team
Class: 1963
Induction Class: 2012
Sport: Football

Entering the Hall of Fame in the team category is the legendary 1963 X-Men football team, coached by the equally legendary Don Loney. Loney referred to this football team as the ‘greatest overall team’ he ever coached. The 1963 gridiron X-Men went undefeated in nine conference games (including four shutouts), outscoring their opponents by a 405-21 margin. This highly successful team went on to defeat Toronto 15-9 at the Atlantic Bowl, which combined with an earlier exhibition win over McGill, resulted in an undefeated 11-0 season record. Prior to the establishment of the Vanier Cup, the Atlantic Bowl victory was the 1963 X-Men’s championship game. The same StFX squad was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1983.

Team members include:  Carl Alguire, Eddie Amaral, Doug Billing, Jim Bowes, Mike Brosseau, Jim Burke, Ken Bussey, Howie Carty, Gary Ceppetelli, Steve Connolly, Ronald Chisholm, Bill Crean, Tom Delaney, Bob Doherty, Joe Franciose, Terry Gilead, Paul Girard, Terry Gorman, John Herold, Phil Hughes, Ben Kuzmic, Joel Lamorre, Wayne Long, Chuck Lyons, Dan McCarthy, Tom McGowan, Jerome MacDonald, Dave Merry, Pat McMenamin, Richard Moloy, Jim Muska, Gord Pranschke, Jon Purcell, Paul Rusyniak, Bruce Racicot, Dick Raymond, Terry Ryan, Guy Roy, Todd Scott, Roger Sevigny, John Shaw, Phil St. John, Gerald Strong, Pete Travis, Jim Ward, Peter White, Dick White, managers John Davis and Jack Ney, assistant coach John ‘Packy’ McFarland and head coach Don Loney.